Journals Higher Education
Important We hope you are enjoying our new website. More information about the changes

£20.99

Hardback

This item has an extended shipping time. The typical delivery time is 2 weeks.

Published: 03 July 2014

296 Pages | 19 illustrations

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780199335428


Bookseller Code (AJ)

Charity and Sylvia

A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America

Rachel Hope Cleves

  • The book overturns conventional notions that same-sex marriage is new. It presents evidence that the union between Charity and Sylvia was regarded as a marriage or something like it in the early nineteenth century.
  • This is the only history of a marriage between two American women before the Civil War.
  • The book draws on new and seldom-studied sources to add an unknown story to our limited knowledge of LGBT history in early America.
  • Regional (New England) interest; strong local history market, esp. Mass. and Vermont
Share: